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Charlotte police investigating 2 overnight homicides

CMPD is investigating two homicides that happened late Monday evening.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were shot and killed in separate homicides late Monday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. 

One shooting happened a few minutes after 11 p.m. on Deep Rock Circle in southwest Charlotte. CMPD officers said 33-year-old Demarcus Allen was shot and killed.

The second incident happened on Central Avenue, near North Sharon Amity Road. The later shooting happened just before midnight. According to CMPD, a large group of vehicles sped away from the area where shots were fired. Medic pronounced a man, 21-year-old Donald Scott Taylor, dead at the scene. 

In the Central Avenue case, police said assistance from patrol divisions and community tips helped detectives identify and obtain arrest warrants for two people: a murder arrest warrant for 22-year-old Kedar Jahari Rogers and an accessory after murder arrest warrant for 29-year-old Ibn Reid.

Both suspects in this case were arrested early on May 31 without incident, interviewed by homicide detectives at the Law Enforcement Center, then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. 

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No arrests have been made in the Deep Rock Circle case. 

Any person with information about either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Witnesses may also call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly with homicide detectives. 

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